Kiev / UA. (ami) In the current year, grain production in Ukraine will total 40 million tonnes, declared analysts of the investment group Sokrat. As of September 20, agricultural enterprises harvested crops throughout 86 percent of the planned areas, or 14,7 million hectares, thus, according to the experts, grain production volumes will total 40 million tonnes, a decrease of 13 percent compared to the results of the previous year. According to the analytical review, the reduction of grain sowing areas by five percent, and the fall of yield indices by nine percent due to the unfavourable weather conditions caused such decrease of grain production volumes. As a reminder, according to the recent forecast of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy of Ukraine, declared by Anatoliy Rozgon, the director of the department of development of agrarian markets of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy of Ukraine, on September 15, grain production in Ukraine in 2010 is expected at the level of 38,6 million tonnes (source: agrimarket.info).